Union thought process – pick us or there may be lay offs. But no P.G. firefighters were laid off when their jobs were given to Monterey.
Neal Hurd, president of the Monterey Firefighters Association, said all of the Pacific Grove firefighters joined the Monterey Fire Department at the time of the merger.
Hurd said if Pacific Grove chooses to go with another agency to provide fire service, it could mean up to 12 positions would be eliminated leading to layoffs.